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I Battle Depression

If you're looking for depression support, meet a group of friendly people fighting depression and the feeling of being depressed. 68,213 People

    I wish I could go back to how things were.

    ...times when I could put on that mask; The guy that made people laugh and do what he could to help the people he knew out. That's how I kept friends before...they needed someone to vent to and help them out, and I couldn't stand to be alone. It was a mutual host/parasite sort of...
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 24 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 18 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    With out pain in my life

    where would I be? As we get older and the pain gets worst, sometimes we may feel that dying would be a better choice. I have found if one just sits around and dwells on the pain nothing will change for you. I have been working out in my yard and yes it hurts and sometimes I...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 18 hrs ago

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 81 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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    I saw the doctor. He gave me a 2 week sample of

    Pristiq to try. Does anybody know anything about this drug? It seems similar to Effexor, which is what I was on before. I explicitly said I didn't want to be on Effexor again. I don't get why he would give me something so similar.
    macron macron 26-30, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Some people are meant to lose this battle.

    They can not fight forever. They are tired of always pretending to be happy, tired of always being hurt, tired of the pain they feel inside. So they just give up. I think I'm one of them. I don't know when this is going to come to an end..maybe sooner than I thought. But all I...
    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 15 Responses 2 days ago

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    Feeling a little depressed

    and that makes you think too much.. Sometimes I wonder if all this was worth it, having lived as a male and having family and friends to help in times of need, to living as a female and having no family and friends for anything. I have lived as a woman for half of my life and I...
    Bobbyjeanc Bobbyjeanc 61-65, T 1 day ago

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12, 2014

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    i feel so insignificant

    and weak at the moment, nothing i ever do makes a difference. i give her my everything and she takes more, i work unto exhaustion and they dock my pay, i stand by my friends yet stand alone; its as if im not here to others, just something to be used and thrown away. it gets...
    lilhunters lilhunters 18-21, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Jun 9, 2014

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    I have a question for all the people

    who are depressed "why are the people we know and love and even people we don't tell us all the time it is so easy to defeat this disease, it so simple to talk about it, and to find support." But when really for some we do not have anyone to talk to, we do not trust other people...
    bonbypop bonbypop 41-45, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 15 Responses May 27, 2014

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 16 Responses Feb 14, 2014

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    I'll be going to a neurologist

    who is also a psychiatrist about my recurrent syncope, and I think that I will also be getting started on antidepressants then too. The end may be further than I thought.
    bandgeekavery bandgeekavery 13-15, T 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    When I was happily married ,

    my depression didn't affect me.........but now that I'm unhappily married my depression has returned.
    jspiscean jspiscean 46-50, M 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 145 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    I've been depressed all my life.

    Not that I have a reason to. My family loves me. I haven't had a traumatic experience. I am not the stereo typical depressed person. I have quite a bit of friends. Yet, no matter what I do or try.. I can't fight the demons inside of my head. I can't fight the urges I promised to...
    dylanh9717 dylanh9717 16-17, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 36 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 9, 2013

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    (Picture attached) As I type this,

    I am quite upset at the moment... At the start of this year, I met a wonderful person on experienceproject when I was in the worst stages of my depression. She was the only one on this website that really offered to help. Due to my memory, I frequently forgot about this place...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ 1 Response Feb 25

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    Dear humans, STOP REPRODUCING AND ADOPT

    CHILDREN IN NEED. YOUR DNA IS NOT IMPORTANT, NOR ARE YOUR CHILDREN SPECIAL. STOP INVADING THE WORLD, IT ISN'T YOURS TO POLLUTE. Sincerely, The World. End of rant
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 54 Responses Jan 18

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    I wish I could feel some other emotion other

    then pain and sadness. I just want to feel happy for once. Is that too much to ask?
    broken203 broken203 13-15, F 5 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 13-15, F 27 Responses Jul 3, 2014

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    What I wouldn't give

    for a cigarette and the courage to drive to the edge of town. Listen to music, look at the stars, maybe even have someone to talk to. I hate how much I've killed of myself.
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 42 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    I need help. Ive been contemplating suicide

    for some time. I don't want to myself but I really don't want to live anymore. Who or what should I contact?
    anchoria anchoria 18-21, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    5 Things Not to Say to the Depressed.

    1. Cheer up, turn that frown upside down, think happy thoughts !!   We are of course happy that the solution to our misery is as simple as turning it off and smiling .. why didn't we think of this ourselves? .. oh that's right cos its utter rubbish. Comments like this...
    SamOnHisSoapbox SamOnHisSoapbox 41-45, M 94 Responses Aug 11, 2009

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 8 Responses Jul 17, 2014

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    I just want to be happy.

    .. No gender. I hate the gender roles... I miss my baby blue. She left me. I wish I had been good enough... I'm going through changes. Dying my hair and piercings. I'm getting there but I still hate the body I see in the mirror... How can anyone love me if I don't love me?...
    bbybleu bbybleu 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Depression Is Something You Can't Turn Off......

    and you have no control over your mood swings and other peoples views. I hate hearing people say things like "get over yourself" or "your just doing/saying that for attention" I personally have not had to endure that here on EP, but have seen it said to others. it is not the...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 37 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    Lets face it, transsexuals like me are nothing

    but a burden to society. I thought about killing myself, but that would only be more of a burden on the family who has to pay for the funeral. I'm going to live as a female. I'll stop stressing people out with all this lgbt stuff. I'll stop being a burden.
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Do not stand at my grave

    and weep am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morning's hush I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight. I am...
    Mischief8 Mischief8 22-25, M 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    don't kill yourself over a boy,

    he'll bring another girl to your funeral
    Angelcum Angelcum 18-21, F 12 Responses Oct 31, 2014

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    biancaxxb biancaxxb 18-21, F 3 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    i honestly don't know what happened to me today.

    i was sitting on my bed listening to music and thinking like usual, and all of a sudden i burst out in tears. i was crying for like twenty minutes before i stopped, because my mom came into my room. i burred my face in my pillow and acted like i was tired, because i know she...
    NoraCipriano NoraCipriano 13-15, F 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Big hugs and love to all my ep friends

    and ep people in general who are going to struggle over Christmas due to depression, loneliness or whatever reason. Love you all.
    Brokenheartblacksoul Brokenheartblacksoul 26-30, F 7 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    My dreams are my only escape,

    and I have zero control over them. But every now and then, I can feel normal...
    airisfleeting airisfleeting 22-25, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    PanzerVor PanzerVor 16-17, M 11 Responses Mar 14

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 12 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 36-40, F 34 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    I wasn't trying to kill myself,

    I was trying to kill the pain. But if in the process that kills me too, than I guess I wouldn't mind as long as the pain stops.
    crey97zy crey97zy 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I hate that I can't tell people how I really

    feel because I don't want people to think I'm just looking for pitty, I have been through a lot but still feel like I'm better off then a lot of people I know. but I really would rather give up, I wouldn't commit suicide but if something accidentally took my life it was be a...
    needbetter needbetter 31-35, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F <